Reaching More in Need: PMTCT Enhancement through Expanded Implementation and Operations Research (The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded this project, which was designed to expand access to prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services in 10 countries including Mozambique to allow EGPAF to fill critical gaps, ensure continued service delivery in resource-limited countries, and leverage other donor resources to increase access to PMTCT services. As part of these efforts, EGPAF/Mozambique implemented a research study to determine maternal seroconversion of HIV during the pregnancy and breastfeeding period, and to describe associated risk factors. Results of this study will contribute to designing prevention programs targeted for this population. The research was implemented from 2008 to 2011. Final analysis is ongoing, and final results are estimated to be available in early 2013.